CBS' concerns for David Caruso's safety continue to be top priority for security officials at the Manhattan Beach studios where CSI Miami is filmed. It has been over six months since Schnitzer fled Austria to avoid prosecution on stalking and sending death threats. In recent weeks as well, sources requesting anonymity have reported that fears are mounting for the safety of David Caruso's two tots. With Schnitzer hiding out just south of the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, it's only a matter of time before she breaches border security and travels to Los Angeles to carry out her death threats.
Back in the 90's, another CBS star became the unfortunate victim of a celebrity stalker. While David Letterman's stalker Margaret Mary Ray suffered from schizophrenia, Ray's stalking exploits amounted to nothing more than harassment.
Ten years later, CBS again finds another one of their own hounded by a stalker. For the last two years, CSI Miami's David Caruso has been physically and mentally stalked by a deranged Austrian woman, Heidi Schnitzer. Dr. Karin Treichl, the court-appointed Austrian psychiatrist, has diagnosed Schnitzer as suffering from profound personality disorder capable of becoming dangerous.
The differences between Margaret Ray and Heidi Schnitzer are alarming. Letterman's stalker convinced herself she was romantically involved with the star and repeatedly broke into his home, stole his car and even camped out on his tennis court at one point. Heidi Schnitzer, on the other hand, has authored a death threat letter and mailed it to David Caruso. In it Schnitzer threatened to murder Caruso and Liza Marquez stating that she (Schnitzer) would start off by first killing Caruso's grown daughter, Greta Caruso.
Two years ago, Schnitzer went off the deep end after never receiving a requested autograph from David Caruso. Schnitzer wasted no time devolving into a hate-obsessed celebrity stalker and mailing a death threat to Caruso in care of CBS Studios. Schnitzer also employed the Internet not only as an offensive weapon to defame and slander Caruso, but to thumb her nose at authorities who have not been able to capture her.
When compared to Letterman's stalker, Heidi Schnitzer is Margaret Mary Ray on steroids. Schnitzer antics, including her boasting on websites about crossing into the U.S. to carry out her death threats against David Caruso, make Ray's pranks look like the stuff of an infatuated school girl.
Heidi Schnitzer remains a fugitive hiding out in Mexico near Tijuana, Ensenada and Rosarito. Schnitzer is armed and considered to be extremely dangerous. Please do not attempt to apprehend this woman. Contact the U.S. Border Patrol at 1-800-232-5378 , the FBI or Austria's Bundeskriminalamt at +43-(0)1-531 26-0.